The book describes paper types and qualities, and suggests usage for different media: watercolour, drawing, pen and ink, pastel, screenprinting, etching, relief printing, lithography, copying, and laser printing. The special properties of fancy papers, coloured papers and recycled papers are discussed. The book also offers information about the papermakers and mills themselves, about how to handle and store paper, and how to mend, mount and care for fine paper.
This volume examines the physical properties of paper and modern demands on this versatile material. The book presents fundamental definitions of fibre networks and their structure, physical properties of the paper and their development during pressing and drying, interactions with moisture and its affect on mechanical properties, interactions between light and fibrous materials and the determination of optical properties of the paper, physical action of dry-strength and wet-strength chemicals, and physical properties of the paper surface with special emphasis on printing and print quality.
A consideration of all things paper--its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers. Nicholas Basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in China two thousand years ago to its ideal means, recording the thoughts of Islamic scholars and mathematicians that made the Middle East a center of intellectual energy; from Europe, by way of Spain in the twelfth century and Italy in the thirteenth at the time of the Renaissance, to North America and the rest of the inhabited world.
The entire creative process unfolds, from the fibers to use to beautiful things to make. All the technical aspects are explained in detail, with special attention to fashioning a sheet of paper, step by step. Put all this knowledge to use on ten magnificent projects, including a Palm Paper Album, a Rustic Notebook with Textured Paper, an Accordion Book, and more.
Paper is probably the most important factor to a printmaker. Making your own paper allows printmakers to have absolute control over their print, often resulting in a work of extraordinary richness and beauty. This book features a range of different papers from around the world, and includes a section focusing on Japanese papermaking - a delicate and highly-prized skill. The author also leads us through the various methods that enable the artist to incorporate found objects (such as petals, seeds, leaves); and to determine the exact colour (using both natural and chemical dyes) and thickness of the sheets.
Discusses the development of the paper industry in the United States, 1690-1900, rag preparation, papermaking by hand and by machine, processing innovations and new fiber sources, paper characteristics, relief printing, intaglio, lithography, and photomechanical reproductions.